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Posted by Mrs. T. on 03/21/12
You'll soon be able to read Harry Potter books on your e-reader! Watch for these to be available at the end of April. While you're waiting, you can browse eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library's website to find something good to read or listen to. Just point the cursor to Borrow and click on eBooks and eAudiobooks. You may like reading the title that just won the Caudill Award -  Powerless by Matthew Cody - or listening to Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan.
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Posted by Ms. L on 03/14/12
Did you know that floodlights were first used to illuminate night baseball games in 1929? Some baseball fans were against night games in favor of tradition. The Chicago Cubs held out for over 50 years. It wasn’t until 1988 that Wrigley Field had lights!

Learn more about America’s most beloved baseball fields in Ballpark: The Story of America’s Baseball Fields and find other baseball books here.
 
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 03/01/12
March is full of fun holidays. One of my favorites is "If My Pet Had Thumbs Day" which is celebrated on March 3rd. Just think of all the things your pet could do if it had thumbs, like no more wet tennis balls for starters. I know my dog would be helping himself to a lot more treats!
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 02/22/12
This year marks the 200th birthday of one of the most famous writers of all times - Charles Dickens. Dickens was an ordinary person who wrote extraordinary stories. No one tells a ghost story quite like Dickens. Even though he lived in the 1800s we still love his books today. Many of his novels are for adults but some appeal to kids too. In Kids' World we have shortened versions of his works. We also have fascinating biographies of his life. Some of the books we have feature him as a character in the story. Here's a list of books written by him and about him - but there are more. Have you ever thought about becoming a writer yourself? You may want to come to our workshops for kids held at the library. They're called Kids' Ink. Please check the newsletter for future dates.
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Posted by Ms. L on 02/08/12
Your favorite friends are back, brought to you by none other than Mo Willems, author of Knuffle Bunny, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, and the Cat the Cat easy-to-read series.
 
Check out Elephant and Piggie’s latest adventure in Listen To My Trumpet!
 
What’s the pigeon up to these days? Find out in The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
 
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 02/03/12
If you are a football fan, I think I know where you will be this Sunday night! Even if your favorite team will not by playing, you can still read about them. The series NFL Today devotes an entire volume to the history of each team while highlighting their greatest players and most exciting moments in franchise history. It could be great reading in the off season.
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 01/25/12
Two kids' audiobooks just won the Odyssey Award for being great stories to listen to. They are :
6-8th grade - Okay for Now.
3-5th grade - Young Fredle
If you own a device to download an eAudiobook you can also get these  titles on the OverDrive site from our webpage. You can get to the site directly from our catalog.
If you listen to these or read the books, please let us know how you like them!
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Posted by Mizz J on 01/21/12
The Chinese New Year begins on Monday, January 23.  We have plenty of materials about dragons to help you celebrate.  I wish that I had been born in a Dragon year.  Instead I am a Rooster!  I just need to remember that  each of the animals represents both good and bad character traits.  If you want an overview of the Chinese zodiac calendar read this.
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 01/11/12
Have you ever wondered what new items were coming to Kids' World? Maybe you are looking for the next 39 Clues book or the latest Wii game. Look no further than the Kids' World Main Page. Off to the right there is a large blue circle. Click on it and find books, movies and music that will soon appear in the library.
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Posted by Mizz J on 12/21/11
Today is mild and cloudy.  I look outside the library window and see gray. Ugh. A deep blanket of cold, white snow all over the ground would make me feel much better.  Give me a few minutes while I go searching the shelves for a few books about snow......................................I'm back.
 
I found Snowflake Bentley.  His name was really Wilson Bentley; he was born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont.  At 20 years old he was the first person to successfully photograph a snowflake - a single snow crystal. And he photographed hundreds of them in his lifetime.  This is a good biography for kids.  I'll bet that your younger brother or sister would love it if you read this story outloud to them.  You should also check out The Story of Snow. The photos are fantastic.  It even includes directions for catching your own snow crystals. 
 
Now, if only it would snow......
 
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